Plantronics is an electronics company producing audio communications equipment for business and consumers. The Company's headsets are communications tools providing a hands-free connection to communication or entertainment devices, while also allowing freedom of movement for the users. Plantronics uses a variety of technologies to develop high-quality products that meet the needs of the customers, whether for communications or personal entertainment. Its headsets are widely used in applications such as Unified Communications, in contact centers, in the office, and in the home, with mobile devices and Internet telephony, for gaming, and for other specialty applications. Plantronics's major product categories include Enterprise, which includes corded and cordless communication headsets, audio processors, and telephone systems; and Consumer, which includes Bluetooth and corded products for mobile device applications, personal computer and gaming headsets, and specialty products marketed for hearing impaired individuals (through Clarity brand).

Company Growth (employees)
Santa Cruz, US
Size (employees)
3,852 (est)
Plantronics was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Santa Cruz, US

Key People/Management at Plantronics

Joe Burton

Joe Burton

President & Chief Executive Officer
Alejandro Bustamante

Alejandro Bustamante

Senior Vice President of Operations
Marilyn Mersereau

Marilyn Mersereau

Senior Vice President, Marketing & Chief Marketing Officer
Pamela Strayer

Pamela Strayer

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Plantronics Office Locations

Plantronics has an office in Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, US (HQ)
345 Encinal Street

Plantronics Financials and Metrics

Plantronics Financials

Plantronics's revenue was reported to be $881.2 m in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

881.2 m

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Gross profit (FY, 2017)

441.4 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

82.6 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

125.1 m

Market capitalization (13-Dec-2017)

1.7 b

Cash (30-Jun-2017)

290.5 m
Plantronics's current market capitalization is $1.7 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


818.6 m865 m856.9 m881.2 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

392 m403.4 m422.2 m439.8 m

Gross profit

426.6 m461.6 m434.7 m441.4 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018


194 m212.7 m216.7 m215.8 m231.8 m206.4 m215 m225.7 m223.1 m216.2 m232.9 m203.9 m

Cost of goods sold

94.4 m102.4 m102 m98 m111.9 m99 m104 m116.2 m110 m105.7 m122.8 m100.6 m

Gross profit

99.6 m110.3 m114.7 m117.8 m119.9 m107.4 m111 m109.5 m113.1 m110.4 m110.2 m103.3 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDY, 2010Y, 2011Y, 2012Y, 2013Y, 2014Y, 2015Y, 2016FY, 2017


350 m277.4 m209.3 m228.8 m232.7 m276.9 m235.3 m302 m

Accounts Receivable

138.3 m136.6 m128.2 m141.2 m


55.5 m

Current Assets

556.3 m602.7 m597 m699 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q1, 2018


246 m235.5 m235.3 m268.2 m280.4 m475.4 m304.8 m219.1 m227.5 m244.5 m242.5 m290.5 m

Accounts Receivable

123.7 m133.4 m150.8 m140.4 m157.3 m127.2 m139.9 m136.4 m133.2 m136.8 m141.3 m134.8 m


69.2 m66.6 m61 m63.6 m57.7 m55.9 m57.8 m55.7 m53.9 m52.7 m58 m57.6 m

Current Assets

577.4 m553.1 m565.6 m592.2 m623 m805.3 m659.1 m612.4 m612.6 m639.9 m645.6 m715.4 m
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

112.4 m112.3 m68.4 m82.6 m

Depreciation and Amortization

15.6 m18.7 m20.1 m21 m

Accounts Receivable

(11 m)4.3 m8.4 m(13.9 m)


(3.8 m)
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017

Net Income

23.1 m34.4 m28.7 m27.4 m30.4 m21.2 m17.9 m16.3 m20.4 m20.5 m22.2 m

Accounts Receivable

150.8 m140.4 m157.3 m127.2 m139.9 m136.4 m133.2 m136.8 m141.3 m

Accounts Payable

36.8 m38.9 m33.2 m38.4 m43.2 m39.7 m46.8 m42.8 m40.7 m
USDY, 2017


238.1 k

Financial Leverage

2.6 x
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Plantronics Operating Metrics

Plantronics's Backlog was reported to be $18.6 m in FY, 2017. Plantronics's Customers was reported to be 500 in FY, 2017
FY, 2015FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017


$24.3 m$23.4 m$18.6 m

Patents Issued


Patents Pending



16 k16 k16 k16 k16 k16 k
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Plantronics Market Value History

Plantronics Revenue Breakdown

Plantronics Median Salaries

Source: 30 public H-1B filings from Plantronics

Plantronics's Web-traffic and Trends

Plantronics Online and Social Media Presence

Plantronics News and Updates

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Plantronics Company Life and Culture

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